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    • Join Date: Aug 2006
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    #1

    Confused

    Hi,

    I've read the following in a recent London newspaper:
    "Old school: going out on a shopping spree can now been done from the sofa"
    The article was about the rise in internet shopping. Is the above sentence grammatically correct? I'd have used "can now be done" and to me "can now been done" seems incorrect? Is this some sophisticated form trying to express something you can arrange and get to a completed phase that's why the use this?

    thx
    Rp


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    Re: Confused

    Quote Originally Posted by Riverpoet View Post
    Hi,
    I've read the following in a recent London newspaper:
    "Old school: going out on a shopping spree can now been done from the sofa"
    The article was about the rise in internet shopping. Is the above sentence grammatically correct? I'd have used "can now be done" and to me "can now been done" seems incorrect? Is this some sophisticated form trying to express something you can arrange and get to a completed phase that's why the use this?
    thx
    Rp
    No, it's just a typo . Nobody would ever say or write 'now been done...'.

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